Hilton Worldwide has announced the signing of a management agreement with Archer Hospitality for the DoubleTree by Hilton Agra, scheduled to open this August.
Located just two kilometres from the Taj Mahal, DoubleTree by Hilton Agra will be among very few hotels offering views of the legendary mausoleum.
The hotel’s city centre location will also place it near popular tourist attractions and shopping hubs like the Agra Fort, Akbar’s Tomb and Kinari Bazaar.
“The opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Agra marks our entry into a key leisure market for both DoubleTree by Hilton and Hilton Worldwide,” said John Greenleaf, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton.
“We are delighted with this opportunity to grow our brand presence in the market and deliver a premier full-service, upscale hotel experience to guests visiting one of the most popular tourist destinations in India.”
The 104-room hotel will also feature four dining outlets, an outdoor swimming pool with magnificent views of the Taj Mahal, 24-hour fitness centre, a spa and salon.
The conference and event space at the hotel will include a 4,700-square foot ballroom, four meeting rooms and a 24-hour business centre.
“We are pleased to enter into an agreement with Hilton Worldwide, a leading global hospitality company,” said Vikram Puri, director, Archer Hospitality.
“With its strategic location and full range of facilities and services, we are confident that DoubleTree by Hilton Agra will fast become the first choice of travellers looking for upscale, full-service accommodation in the city.”